Cambridge is known in Latin as Cantabrigia, and I do not recall seeing other names in use. What is the etymology of this name and how does it relate to the English one? It does remotely resemble the English name, but not quite. Based on what I have managed to find online, the English name has went through a number of different versions.
I am having hard time telling whether the Latin name is a Latinization of some English version or a translation of some sort (presumably in two parts: canta+brigia), and how old the Latin name might be. Could someone shed some light on the origin of the Latin name? Due to the nature of the university located in the city, I hope there is a fair chance for this question to be answerable with nice sources.